U.S. How Numbers Are Up Slightly

USAgNet - 07/02/2024

As of June 1, there were 74.5 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 1% from June 2023 and up slightly from March 1, 2024, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Of the 74.5 million hogs and pigs, 68.5 million were market hogs, while 6.01 million were kept for breeding.

Between March and May 2024, 34.0 million pigs were weaned on U.S. farms, up 2% from the same time one year earlier. From March through May 2024, U.S. hog and pig producers weaned an average of 11.56 pigs per litter.

Meanwhile, U.S. hog producers intend to have 2.96 million sows farrow between June and August 2024, and 2.94 million sows farrow between September and November 2024.

Iowa hog producers accounted for the largest inventory among the states, at 24.6 million head. Minnesota had the second largest inventory at 9.20 million head. North Carolina was third with 7.60 million head.

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